Cartier Replica has a long and distinguished history as a watchmaker of dabbling outside the confines of the traditional round watch case, at times with iconic results such as the emblematic Tank &Santos Replica UK.
The other, more horologically complex version of the Cheap Cartier Privé Replica is essentially an update of 2006’s Tonneau XL dual time model that hailed from Cartier’s Paris Collection.
This movement represents a technical achievement in several respects, with its linear-oriented gear train, with wheels aligned between 5 and 12 o’clock, designed to maintain the integrity of the case shape; the curved contours of the movement itself; and the angled cutting on the gear train’s barrel and escapement wheel.
Cartier Replica Watch struts its watchmaking stuff with this manually winding caliber, which has been openworked to bring, says Cartier, “lightness and nobility to a traditional complication,” and which allows the wearer to easily set the second time zone in one-hour jumps by pressing the additional crown at 4 o’clock.
Cartier built upon its long tradition of elegantly shaped watches in 2016 with the introduction of an entirely new men’s collection, called Replica Drive de Cartier. This year the watch-and-jewelry maison expands the series with new variations whose cushion-shaped cases feature a slimmer profile for an even more understated look: the Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat.
TheCartier Replica Watch includes all the design codes of the original Drive de Cartier models, many of which trace their origins back to other iconic Cartier models like the Tank and Santos, including Roman numeral hour markers, a railroad minute track, blued, sword-shaped hour and minute hands, highly defined case proportions, and an octagonal crown set with a blue sapphire cabochon.
The case dimensions are 38 x 39 mm, similar to those of the first Drive de Cartier models, but the thickness is a modest 6.6 mm, reduced from its predecessors’ 11.25 mm height by 40 percent.
The steel model of the Replica Drive de Cartier Extra-Flatcomes on a blue alligator strap, the yellow gold model on a gray alligator strap; both fasten with ardillon buckles in case-matching materials.
Cartier Santos de Cartier Chronograph in steel and yellow gold
Each of the new watches is tied to a Santos-Dumont aviation theme. The Santos de Cartier Replica, which is available in all rose gold, two-tone yellow gold and steel, and steel and black DLC, draws its inspiration from the flying speed records that Santos-Dumont set, the earliest of which dates all the way back to 1906, and the devices used to time those speeds.
The dial has a classic tricompax design, with subdials at 3, 6 , and 9 o’clock, a date window at 6 o’clock, and Cartier Replicawell-known Roman hour numerals surrounded by a minute scale.
Mounted on either an alligator leather or rubber straps, steel or gold bracelets, the watches all featureCartier Santos Replicapatented QuickSwitch system for easy changing of straps and the also-patented SmartLink size adjustment system to easily remove links from the bracelets to adjust their size without tools.
This glow-in-the-dark take on the Santos has a 39.8-mm case made of stainless steel with an ADLC coating, housing the Replica UK Cartier Caliber 9612 MC, with manual winding and a 72-hour power reserve. The watch is offered on suitable nocturnal-look black or gray leather straps, equipped like the Chronograph models with the QuickSwitch system.